Thoughts on Worth (2019 - 2020)
I asked people at a local shopping mall in Marin County to write down what made them feel important. 150 people responded on the provided sticky notes mentioning family members, friends, and even a sense of pride in not needing to feel important at all. Every participant responded with things that were impossible to commodify–something I thought was ironic considering the consumerist setting. Over the past year, I've preserved their responses and printed them onto price tags to reference the act of shopping. However, if you look at the tags up close, you can see that there are no prices. Because as cliche as it sounds, the most important things in life are priceless. I didn't go into this project with the intention of proving that point, the participants chose that message.